Casa Blanca Museum a Window to the Past

casa_blanca

Stepping into Casa Blanca is like stepping back in time. Built in 1521, Casa Blanca was the original first fortification in Old San Juan, overlooking San Juan Bay. It was built as the residence for Juan Ponce de León and his family, although Juan Ponce de León died before ever having the chance to live here. His descendants lived in Casa Blanca until the mid 18th Century. … [Read more...]

Tours with Para La Naturaleza – The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico

Para La Naturaleza Tours

Para La Naturaleza is the new website for the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, which is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect lands of high ecological value, with the goal that by 2033; 33% of Puerto Rico’s natural ecosystems will be protected. My family and I recently did the Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Tour and it was awesome. You can see my … [Read more...]

San Juan Holocaust Memorial

San Juan Holocaust Memorial

A couple of weeks ago I took some time to explore the Capital District of San Juan and if you have the time I highly recommend it. One of the most moving memorials that you will find along Constitution Avenue is the San Juan Holocaust Memorial that was inaugurated in March 2012. Designed by New York artists Michael Berkowicz and Bonnie Srolovitz, the memorial is made from … [Read more...]

Get to Know the Regions of Puerto Rico

Regions of Puerto Rico

The island of Puerto Rico packs a tremendous amount of diversification into its relative small land mass, making it a perfect holiday destination for folks looking for more than just a Caribbean beach getaway. In order to help promote the whole island of Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Government and Puerto Rico Tourism Company divided the island into regions; with each region … [Read more...]

1797 Battle of San Juan Reenactment: In Pictures

1797 Battle of San Juan Reenactment

This past weekend the Regimiento Fijo de Puerto Rico and a group of Living History Volunteers including more than a dozen from Poland reenacted events from the 1797 Battle of San Juan. The weekend started with a night march through the streets of Old San Juan and continued with events in and around El Morro as well as Escambron Battery. Here are a few photos and a video … [Read more...]